Keith Richards

Born: 18 December 1943
Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Origin: London, England
Genres: Rock, blues, blues rock, rhythm and blues, rock and roll
Instruments: Guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
Years: active 1962–present
Labels: Decca, Rolling Stones, Virgin/EMI, Mindless
Associated acts: The Rolling Stones, The Dirty Strangers, The Dirty Mac, The New Barbarians, The X-Pensive Winos

Notable instruments

  • 1953 Fender Telecaster “Micawber”
  • 1959 Gibson Les Paul
  • Gibson ES-355
  • Fender Stratocaster




Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician and songwriter, and a founding member of The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine said Richards has created “rock’s greatest single body of riffs,” and has named him the 4th greatest guitarist of all time. Fourteen songs written by Richards and songwriting partner Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist, are listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”Richards’s notoriety for illicit drug use stems in part from several drug busts during the late 1960s and 1970s. more at Wikipedia…